The surprise of a lifetime
One thing I love about working as a photographer is that no two jobs are the same. I can be 'creating' a portrait in the morning and then covering a corporate event in the afternoon. I was recently contacted by a guy who wanted to choose a romantic location in which to propose to his girlfriend. He'd selected Bath, found my details online and wanted my help in identifying a suitable location. One of the great things in the Bath area is the wide range of really top-quality venues, as well as gorgeous country pubs and glorious architecture as possible backdrops. We decided on the secluded garden of the Royal Crescent Hotel, and arranged that I would get there early and hide behind a bush (no, really!!) only to emerge after he'd popped the big question.
I must admit I got a few funny looks from other hotel guests as I crawled into the undergrowth and took up my position. Before long, the couple appeared, and just as planned, C took out the ring. I was out of earshot, but it was immediately obvious that he was proposing.
And I'm delighted to say that she said yes!
If you are thinking of a romantic surprise (and you'd like a photographer present!) do please get in touch.